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Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid

Fifth holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair

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Time for Malaysia to live up to ‘biodiversity superpower’ tag

As one of 17 mega-diverse nations, we can do much more to... Read More

Towards a greener tomorrow

IN the final quarter of 2022, two major United Nations (UN) meetings... Read More

Investing in sustainability for a better future

MOTHER Nature is showing us that the way we do business and... Read More

Biodiversity conservation: Malaysia on right track but awareness lacking

Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid was quoted by Bernama by Soon Li Wei,... Read More

Montreal meeting a critical moment for all lives on Earth

AFTER a two-year Covid-related delay, negotiators from more than 190 countries are... Read More

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Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid

Zakri is the chairman of Atri Advisory, a consultancy company advising governments, regional bodies and international organisations on science and technology for sustainable development, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. He is also the Joint Chairman of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), pro-chancellor of Multimedia University, pro-chancellor of Universiti Perguruan Sultan Idris, and a senior fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Zakri’s expertise lies in higher education, biodiversity governance, science diplomacy and international relations. As a science thought-leader, he has contributed to the observation, analyses and assessment of global biodiversity and ecosystem services, fostered the remediation and protection of the natural environment and promoted environmental sustainability.

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Time for Malaysia to live up to ‘biodiversity superpower’ tag

16 January 2023
As one of 17 mega-diverse nations, we can do much more to prevent extinction  SELDOM are the results of a United Nations mega-meeting hailed in world news headlines as “historic”, “landmark”, “breakthrough” and “crucial”.  But such have been the acclamations since nations adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) in the wee hours of 19…

Towards a greener tomorrow

12 January 2023
IN the final quarter of 2022, two major United Nations (UN) meetings were held back to back – the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November, and the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, Canada, in December.  COP27 was crucial for two reasons. The Ukraine war and Covid-19 forced numerous countries…

Investing in sustainability for a better future

22 December 2022
MOTHER Nature is showing us that the way we do business and treat our planet is no longer sustainable nor tolerable. We do so at our peril. The impacts of our "business as usual" on the environment are clear: floods, wildfires, infectious diseases, pollution and the list goes on. These events will intensify and grow…

Biodiversity conservation: Malaysia on right track but awareness lacking

13 December 2022
Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid was quoted by Bernama by Soon Li Wei, 13 December 2022 This article is written as part of the 2022 CBD COP15 Fellowship organised by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.  MONTREAL (Canada), Dec 13 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is on the right track in its efforts to preserve, conserve and protect the country’s…

Montreal meeting a critical moment for all lives on Earth

08 December 2022
AFTER a two-year Covid-related delay, negotiators from more than 190 countries are assembling in Montreal, Canada, today (until Dec 19) to finalise a global strategy to stem the tide of biodiversity loss. With the right level of ambition, the global strategy, known as the Global Biodiversity Framework, could become the biodiversity equivalent of the Paris…
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